mayan influence

The Road To El Dorado Art Facts
  • That approximately 40,000 storyboard panels were drawn for the film. The film consists of 40 sequences with 1,518 scenes, and 7,500 feet of animation The longest drawing created by the layout department for the scene in “The Trek” sequence measured 17 feet high in length.
  • Tzekel-kan’s book of magic spells is a 3D object with actual artwork created on every page. A close-up of the book would reveal pages with a version of the DreamWorks logo and a Mayan-style animator hard at work. Below is the picture of the Dreamworks Logo from Tzek’s Codex:

  • There were two research trips taken to the Yucatán Peninsula, one for the writers of the film and one for the key members of the creative team. Nearly 1,000 photos were taken during these trips, which were used as visual reference in designing the film.
  • An Artist and expert on Mayan culture, John Pohl spent a year and a half on the film helping artists to create the Mayan influenced architecture seen in “The Road to El Dorado”.
  • Approximately 87,957 pencils and 37,806 erasers were used during the course of the production.
  • A team of layout artists built a model out of Lego’s before designing the alleyway set in the Bull Chase sequence.
  • Character models for the three main characters were sculpted in clay, then lit and photographed to help effects artists understand how light was cast on the characters. Then an additional ten character models were used in constructing crowd sequences.
  •  Over 485 artists from more than 30 different countries worked together for 4 and a half years to create “The Road to El Dorado”.
  • To get realistic splashing effects of water, DreamWorks developed a program called “spryticles,” which allows hand-drawn animation to be multiplied 1,000 fold onto a particle system and thus creates the illusion of splashing.
  • The “Crashing the Gate” sequence has seventy 3D shots, which took six artists a year to complete.
  • Approximately 3 million sheets of paper were used throughout the course of the production, along with more than 8 million paper reinforcements.


anonymous asked:

The Great Monster Massacre reminds of what happened to my Native American Ancestors. Sometimes I wonder if Nefcy intended for the monsters to symbolize the persecuted Native Americans and the Mewmans as the people who invaded they're lands. I'm not trying to be mean or negative about anything. I'm just pointing out the comparison of the two.

There are certainly lots of parallels with what the Europeans did to Native Americans (in the whole continent). Interestingly (and perhaps further proving such parallels), the design of the monster temple introduced in “The Hard Way” seems somewhat influenced by Mayan and Aztec architectures.


The first three Persona games not only included the most romantic tales of friendship, love and devotion that I’ve ever seen in a video game:

The first Persona is really underrated. It was special since it focused completely on the psyche of the female main character Maki who was the center of attention in the game. It also had an atmosphere similar to Eko Eko Azarak Wizard of Darkness and also kinda tried (similar to P2) to represent the 90s.

One of the main attractions i have with Persona, was that it goes beyond just mythology/religious references.
P2 not only included countless mythological references to connect the characters to their Personas.
It delved into astrology, really deep into Jungian psychology, philosophy (for example the teaching about Monads from Leibniz), world history, conspiracies (NWO, Mu continent, rumors about the Heilige Lanze, Grand Cross theories, Mayan theories), celebrity influences, 90s influences and a focus on sociology.

They are decently written games especially the P2 duology which is why I never understood why P2 is sometimes accused of being randomly written.
The funny fact is that every dumb conspiracy in P2 does or did exist in reality which is why the whole 2012 Maya apocalypse was lulzy in my opinion since I could kinda imagine Nyarlathotep lurking somewhere and laughing.

anonymous asked:

My friends and I are having a debate. My friend thinks the sun warriors are based off a Asian culture though I think they are some what influenced from Mayan or Central American culture. Mind helping end the debate?

We based their culture off of Mayan and Aztec cultures.